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Comedy Central is an American basic cable channel owned by ViacomCBS through its domestic network division’s Entertainment & Youth Group unit, based in Manhattan. The channel is geared for mature audiences and carries comedy programming in the form of both original, licensed, and syndicated series, stand-up comedy specials, and feature films. It is available to approximately 86.723 million households in the United States as of September 2018.
Since the early 2000s, Comedy Central has expanded globally with localized channels in Europe, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East, and Africa. The international channels are operated by ViacomCBS Networks International.
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Comedy Central has been a frequent target of criticism from the conservative group Parents Television Council, criticizing their programming for what they perceive as bigotry and blasphemy, especially in regards to the programs South Park, The Sarah Silverman Program, Halfway Home, and the annual «Roast» special. The PTC has used their criticisms against Comedy Central for their support of the Family and Consumer Choice Act of 2007, which would allow American cable television subscribers to choose which channels they subscribe to and impose the same decency standards that are already in place on broadcast TV, and to persuade advertisers to stop advertising on the channel. PTC founder and former president L.
Brent Bozell III said the channel has managed «to reach the top of its field in spite of – or, better put, because of – the network’s sheer lack of comedic talent» by its «extensive reliance on shocking or disgusting humor.»
On November 5, 2007, an open letter was written by VideoSift to protest the blocking of Comedy Central’s embedded video content for non-U.S.-based viewers.
On April 21, 2010, Comedy Central censored the South Park episode, «201», in response to a death threat issued by users of a radical Muslim website over the episode’s planned depiction of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, which led several newspaper columnists to condemn the network’s actions as tantamount to abetting terrorism. As a result, «201» and the episode that preceded it were heavily edited and not shown in repeats.